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Police Instructor

Description:

Police Instructors are required to provide instruction in: police basic training, police supervision, and advanced in-service training courses.

License Requirements:

General Topics Instructor: Title 9 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (9 NYCRR), Part 6023.

§6023.3 Requirements for Instructor Certification.
Each applicant requesting instructor certification must:
(a) Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent;
(b) If a police or peace officer, be employed as such at the time such officer requests instructor certification and have successfully completed a Municipal Police Training Council approved Basic Course for Police Officers or Basic Course for Peace Officers, as appropriate.
(c) If not a police or peace officer, be sponsored by his or her employing police or peace officer agency; and
(d) Have successfully completed an Instructor Development Course approved by the commissioner or satisfy the requirements set forth the section 6023.4 of this Part.

Candidates for specialty topics, such as defensive tactics and domestic violence, must possess a general topics certification prior to attending a specialized instructor course.
Firearms instructors must meet the following criteria:
(c) Successfully complete a Municipal Police Training Council approved Basic Course for Police Officers or Basic Course for Peace Officers, as appropriate.
(d) Successfully complete an Instructor Development Course which is acceptable to the commissioner.
(e) Successfully complete a Firearms Instructor course of at least 35 hour duration and which is acceptable to the commissioner.

§6023.5 Term and Renewal of Instructor Certification. (All certifications with the exception of firearms instructor)
(a) An instructor certification will be valid for five years from the date of issuance unless revoked by the commissioner prior to its expiration.
(b) An instructor certification may be renewed, subject to the following conditions:

(1) An instructor must be evaluated by an approved instructor evaluator during the year prior to the expiration of his or her instructor certification.
(2) Evaluation in any topic will serve to update a general topics instructor certification.
(3) Instructors who maintain certification in a special topic area recertified. Evaluations must be facilitated by an approved instructor evaluator who maintains instructor status in the same topic. Instructors must be reevaluated in every special topic for which they intend to maintain instructor certification.
(4) All evaluations must be received by the commissioner during the year prior to the expiration of any instructor's certification. If an instructor fails to be evaluated in any special topic for which he or she currently holds certification, that topic may be deleted from the instructor's record.

§6024.4 Term and Renewal of Firearms Instructor Certification.
(a) Firearms instructor certification shall be valid for a period of five years from the date of issuance unless revoked by the commissioner prior to expiration.
(b) For renewal of certification, the instructor must be evaluated in the classroom and on the firearms range during the last 12 months of the certification period. The evaluation must be conducted by a certified Firearms Instructor evaluator.

Licensing Authority:

Executive Law 841 and NYCRR 6023 & 6024
Division of Criminal Justice Services
Office of Public Safety – Instructor Program
Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
80 South Swan Street, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12210-8002
Phone: (518) 457-5837 or (800) 262-3257
E-Mail Address: InfoDCJS@dcjs.ny.gov

Standard Occupational Classification:

33-1012.00 - First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives
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Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/08/14.

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